Fluconazole 150mg x 1 Capsule
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Fluconazole 150mg capsule is a treatment for vaginal thrush (Candidal vaginitis) and thrush affecting the penis (Candidal balanitis). It belongs to a class of drugs called azole antifungals, and works by stopping the growth of certain types of fungus.
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Fluconazole is an antifungal medicine.
It is used to prevent or treat fungal infections of the vagina, mouth, throat, digestive tract, lungs, brain, urinary tract, blood and other organs.
How do I take this medicine?
Take Fluconazole exactly as directed by your doctor. Do not take more or less than instructed by your doctor.
Take Fluconazole at regular intervals as instructed. Do not skip any doses. Continue to take it even when you feel better.
Fungal infections usually take a longer time to heal. You may need to take Fluconazole for a few weeks or months, depending on your doctor's advice. You must complete the entire course of Fluconazole. If you don't, the infection will not clear completely.
You may take Fluconazole with or without food.
If you find yourself having reoccurring symptoms of thrush, you should always make an appointment with your doctor to confirm that it is the case.
What should I do if I have forgotten to take this medicine?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and return to your normal dosing schedule.
DO NOT double a dose under any circumstances.
If you often forget to take your medicine, let your doctor and pharmacist know.
When should I not use this medicine?
Alert your doctor if you ever had an allergic reaction (breathlessness, rashes, swollen eyes) to similar antifungal medicines known as itraconazole, ketoconazole and voriconazole.
Alert your doctor if you are pregnant or if you become pregnant while being treated with Fluconazole. You must use an effective birth control method while being treated with Fluconazole. Discuss birth control options with your doctor or pharmacist.
Alert your doctor if you are breastfeeding. Do not breastfeed while you are being treated with Fluconazole.
What should I take note of while taking this medicine?
Inform your doctor if you have heart, liver or kidney disease.
Maintain proper oral hygiene, including the care of dentures. This will help to control fungal infections of the mouth.
What side effects could I experience?
Fluconazole may cause diarrhoea, nausea, stomach pain, abnormal taste in the mouth and headache. These side effects are usually temporary. If you have diarrhoea, drink lots of water to replace the fluids lost. However, if you have severe diarrhoea or diarrhoea with severe stomach cramps or bloody stools, alert your doctor.
If you develop rashes, breathlessness, swollen mouth or eyes, stop the medicine and inform your doctor quickly. These could be signs of an allergic reaction.
Fluconazole may cause other side effects. Consult your doctor if you have unusual problems while taking this medicine.
Can I take this with other medicines?
Do not take Fluconazole with cisapride (a gastric medicine) or high doses of terfenadine (a medicine for allergy). Alert your doctor if you are taking these medicines.
Alert your doctor if you are also taking any of these medicines:
- diabetes medicines such as glipizide, glibenclamide, tolbutamide
- clopidogrel or warfarin (blood-thinning medicines)
- phenytoin (an epilepsy medicine)
- ciclosporin, tacrolimus (medicines for organ transplant)
- rifampicin, rifabutin (medicines treating tuberculosis or TB)
- theophylline (an asthma medicine)
- astemizole, terfenadine (medicines for allergy)
- sleeping pills such as midazolam
Always inform your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines, including herbal medicines and medicines that you buy without a prescription.
Are there any restrictions on the type of food I can take?
How should I store this medicine?
Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children.